What STILL Hasn’t Reopened in Walt Disney World?

Since Disney World began its phased reopening back in May of 2020 with Disney Springs, a majority of the resort has been able to welcome back guests. Whether it’s in the parks or the resorts, the vast majority of the offerings available at Disney World are currently available!

Main Street, U.S.A.

That said, there are still a number of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are still closed as of this writing. If you’re heading to Disney World soon and you need to brush up on what’s NOT available, we got you covered!

Resort Hotels

There are several resort hotels still closed at this time. The ones that have yet to reopen at all include Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (both Riverside and French Quarter), Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.

Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Lobby

A select number of resorts have reopened their Disney Vacation Club Villas but have yet to reopen their standard rooms. These include Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. But, it won’t be much longer that these resorts are closed — all three resorts have announced their reopening plans.

Updated schedule of upcoming Disney World hotel reopening dates ©Disney

As of this summer, the only resorts we will be waiting on to reopen fully are Disney’s Port Orleans Resorts and the two remaining All-Star Resorts. Keep in mind that all of the resorts are still operating on limited capacity, with certain amenities temporarily unavailable or on limited availability.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Restaurants

There are a surprisingly large amount of restaurants that are still closed in Disney World. The major dining locations that are still closed at open spots (not including hotels that are still closed) are:

In the Parks:

  • Casey’s Corner (Magic Kingdom)
  • Cheshire Cafe (Magic Kingdom)
  • Columbia Harbour House (Magic Kingdom)
  • The Diamond Horseshoe (Magic Kingdom)
  • Tortuga Tavern (Magic Kingdom)
  • Golden Oak Outpost (Magic Kingdom)
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Magic Kingdom)
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (EPCOT)
  • Monsieur Paul (EPCOT)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (EPCOT)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (EPCOT)
  • Takumi-Tei (EPCOT)
  • Tangierine Cafe (EPCOT)
  • Tokyo Dining (EPCOT)
  • Takumi-Tei (EPCOT)
  • Caravan Road (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Eight Spoon Cafe (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • The Smiling Crocodile (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Terra Treats (Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Tusker House (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Pizzafari (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Warung Outpost (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Catalina Eddie’s (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Dockside Diner (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Fairfax Fare (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Neighborhood Bakery (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Tune-In Lounge (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
Casey’s Corner

In the Resorts:

  • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort)
  • Trai’s End Restaurant (The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort)
  • Citricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • Victoria & Albert’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • 1900 Park Fare (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Centertown Market Grab & Go (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Sebastian’s Bistro (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Spyglass Grill (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Kona Island (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Oasis Bar & Grill (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • ‘Ohana (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Trader Sams (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Jiko (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Boma (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Cape Town Lounge and Bar (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Victoria Falls Lounge (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Belle Vue Lounge (Disney’s Boardwalk Inn)
  • Cape May Cafe (Disney’s Beach Club Resort)
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Yachtsman’s Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Flying Fish (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • ESPN Club (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • Funnel Cake Cart (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • The To-Go Cart (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • Laguna Bar (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Maya Grill (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
  • Toledo (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort)
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa)
Stitch at ‘Ohana

Rides and Attractions

There are also a few rides, attractions, and even a water park that have remain closed since Disney World reopened. At the top of the list is the Walt Disney World Railroad. This ride has been closed for a VERY long time, not from the COVID closures but rather from the construction happening over in Tomorrowland on TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

Train in Fantasyland Station

And, while Blizzard Beach reopened in March of 2021, we are still awaiting the reopening announcement for Typhoon Lagoon. Currently, Disney had made plans to only open one water park in early 2021, so we will have to keep our eyes peeled for more information from Disney in the coming months.

Typhoon Lagoon

Entertainment

Finally, many of the stage shows and performances (including meet and greets and fireworks) throughout the Disney Parks have also remained closed since reopening. These include:

  • Festival of the Lion King — Reopening Summer 2021 (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Finding Nemo the Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Up! A Great Bird Adventure (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Fantasmic! (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire (Magic Kingdom)
Festival of the Lion King will RETURN this summer!

We anticipate all of these locations, rides, and shows to reopen at some point, it’s all just a matter of when Disney makes any additional announcements! When that happens, we will fill you in with all the latest reopening information!

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11 Replies to “What STILL Hasn’t Reopened in Walt Disney World?”

  1. I miss Boma! The food and the cast members
    And would do Victoria and Alberts again – as we have learned, just being here is a special celebration!

  2. We were just at MK tonight – the park was open until 9PM but by 7PM there were only snack carts available for food (popcorn, pretzels and churros) This has been going on since their re-opening last summer. I would think that with the reservation system they know how many guests are coming each day and can plan to have more food available – even quick service like Launch Pad and Friar Tuck’s Tots . . . really sad to get to the park and have popcorn for dinner. MK and Disney can and should do better.

  3. We will be there next month and hoped to take a day to walk around some resorts we haven’t stayed in yet, such as Riverside and French Quarter. Though they’re not accepting reservations, are they open to pedestrian traffic? We’d love to take a stroll there to check it out.

  4. I want to hear something about the Laugh Floor. It seems like that would be a relatively easy one to re-hire cast members for since the animation for each show doesn’t change, just the jokes and interaction with the crowd. As a former “that guy”, our family can’t wait for this attraction to re-open!

  5. Hello,
    Any word on the club level rooms? I have a reservation in August at Jambo, but seriously reconsidering now, especially with Boma and Jiko closed as well :/

    1. Hi Theresa, it has! Right now only select DVC rooms are available to book like the other hotels, but can be booked by non-DVC members.